Impressions From Knicks Open Practice

Knicks Fanatic Tman just returned from Knicks open practice and logged in the following report which appears in the comment section of the “First Preseason Game Grades” thread: Just got back from the open practice. Kind of liked what I saw. These guys seem to like each other, good start.  Douglas has a ways to […]

Grading the Knicks First Pre-Season Game (Video and Polls)

Overall Game Grade:  A Grade inflation for a sloppy pre-season game which the Knicks won 92-83?  Grades are all relative and sometimes irrelevant.  In this instance the A represents the thrill of being able to see some NBA-type basketball finally.  The Knicks-Nets game was sloppy at points but it was great to see the possibilities […]

TAZ gets another MVP since his NIT games at The Garden!

NEWARK, N.J. Via ( AP) –– Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points in three quarters, rookieIman Shumpert added 16, and the New York Knicks beat the New Jersey Nets92-83 on Saturday in the preseason opener for both teams. Renaldo Balkman had 20 points for the Knicks, who got only 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting from Amare Stoudemire. But they got […]

D’Antoni Says Knicks Can Win Championship Now

Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni did not promise a NBA Championship, but as he assessed the competitive landscape, he made it clear that his team, with some improvement, could win the championship this year.  D’antoni said “I think we have one of the best frontcourts in the game. We’re excited about trying to win a championship. […]

Knicks @ Nets (Pre-Season Game 1) Preview

Tomorrow, the Knicks will tip off their quick two-game pre-season series against the New Jersey Nets. Whilst it is just a pre-season game, Knicks fans will be excited to see the team play for the first time since they were swept by the Celtics almost 8 months ago. The game will also give fans their […]


FUNKY FANATICS FRIDAY JAMES BROWN DOUBLE FEATURE WE FEEL GOOD — TIME FOR THE BIG PAY BACK James Brown setting it off on the Ed Sullivan show on May 1, 1966. I was only seven but as the Vietnam protests mounted world wide and civil rights struggles intensified in the States, James Brown’s appearance […]

Don’t Cry Over Shawne Williams

Before I get into the recent news regarding Shawne Williams’ decision to join the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets, I would like to introduce myself to all you Knicks fans out there. I’m Ciaran from London and have been a Knicks fan since 2009. Now aged 17 (as of Saturday), my love for the Knicks grew substantially […]

Jamal Crawford Selects Portland over Knicks

According to sources, Jamal Crawford accepted an 2 year, $10 million offer to play with the Portland Trailblazers.  In selecting the Trailblazers offer, Jamal rejected offers from the Sacramento Kings, the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks.  He also decided to stay closer to his Seattle home instead of returning to New York where […]

Love the Clippers hate the Clippers and Move on!

In the span of a week the Los Angeles Clippers have gone from a Knicks nuisance to a Knicks hero and then villian. Along the way they have expanded their presence in the Los Angeles area and gained a step on their Staple Center co-tenant Lakers, while perhaps inspiring the cross river and soon to […]

Funky Wednesday: Ball of Confusion with Temptations

FUNKY FANATICS WEDNESDAY NBA PLAYERS SCREAM THAT RUSHED TRAINING CAMP AND FREE AGENCY PERIODCREATES “BALL OF CONFUSION”    The 1970 Temptations classic “Ball of Confusion” almost seems to convey the message recently vocalized by players upset with the politics of the NBA which has resulted in an ominously short traiining camp, teams training without a full […]


LETS BREAK DOWN CRAWFORD’S PHONE COVERSATION LAST NIGHT.According to “Jason Qucik, The Oregonian” via phone call: Jamal Crawford says the Portland Trail Blazers are “right there” in a three-team battle to sign him to a free agent deal. “They are right there, definitely,’’ Crawford said by phone late Tuesday night. “I’d be lying if I […]


After a crazy weekend who would have “Thunk it” that at 5 foot 4 ..David Stern leads the NBA in Blocks?  Updates are as follows.  Shawne Williams and his agent  have informed the Knicks that they expect to give them an answer on a decision to join the Knicks by this Wednesday.  The knicks can only offer […]